Publications

  • LA-MC-ICP-MS study of boron isotopes in individual planktonic foraminifera: A novel approach to obtain seasonal variability patterns.
    D. Mayk, J. Fietzke, E. Anagnostou, A. Paytan
    Chemical Gelogy (2020)
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Ongoing Projects

  • Crystallography of regrowth margins in Nucella lapillus?
    University of Cambridge and LMU
    Together with collaborators at LMU, Munich I study the shell regrowth margins by means of SEM and EBSD in the intertidal snail Nucella lapillus
    Status: Manuscript nearing completion

  • 130 year of change? Insight into the morphological plasticity of Nucella lapillus.
    University of Cambridge
    I was fortunate to get permission to sample a one in its kind Nucella lapillus collection from the RBINS to investigate morphological (shell shape) changes through the past 130 years.
    Status: Nearing completion

  • Are trace metals in the marine environment recorded in the shells of Nucella lapillus?
    University of Cambridge and GEOMAR
    Together with collaborators at GEOMAR, Kiel I investigate if Nucella lapillus shells serve as a record for past metal pollution in the Southern North Sea.
    Status: Data evaluation ongoing

Conferences and Outreach

  • Molluscan Forum (2019): Business as usual? Investigation in the calcite microstructures of wild and repaired shell in Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758).
    D. Mayk, L. S. Peck, E. Griesshaber, W. W. Schmahl, E. M. Harper
    conference
    poster

  • BIOMIN XV (2019): When predators become prey: Shell repair patterns in Nucella lapillus (Linnaeus, 1758).
    D. Mayk, L. S. Peck, E. Griesshaber, W. W. Schmahl, E. M. Harper
    conference
    poster

Additional Activities

Journal Reviews